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Numbers, tradition flashy for Flashes

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Coach Cheryl Weaver and the Champion softball team have put together yet another special season. After wrapping up the 23rd district title in school history — and the 11th of Weaver’s tenure — last week, the Flashes (26-2) begin the regional round of play in Division III against South ...

Eagles batter Lisbon ace, advance to final

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STRUTHERS — John F. Kennedy’s Cameron Hollobaugh just smiled and gave a nod when asked about matching up with Lisbon’s Logan Bell in a Division IV Struthers District semifinal. Bell is a hard-throwing right hander and a University of Akron recruit, and he seemed to be the headline ...

Bauer not sharp in loss to A’s

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CLEVELAND — Pinch-hitter Mark Canha’s two-run homer off struggling Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer in the third inning sent the Oakland Athletics to their fifth straight win, 5-3 over the Indians on Tuesday night. Canha replaced injured slugger Khris Davis and connected off Bauer (4-3), ...

Church pitches Bristol to win

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FAIRPORT HARBOR — In a battle of pitching and defense, the Bristol Panthers came out on top, beating Newbury 3-1 in their Division IV Fairport Harbor District semifinal matchup on Tuesday. Bristol advances to face another Northeastern Athletic Conference opponent, Mathews, in the district ...

ROCKIES 5, PIRATES 0:

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PITTSBURGH — German Marquez struck out seven over eight dominant innings and Trevor Story hit his 11th home run. Marquez (5-2) gave up three hits, walked one and didn’t allow a runner to third base as the Rockies snapped a four-game losing streak. Charlie Blackmon went 3 for 5 for ...

Mathews gains revenge vs. Maplewood

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FAIRPORT HARBOR — Some wins taste sweeter than others. That was the case for Mathews as the Mustangs avenged their 2018 district semifinal loss to Maplewood, beating the Rockets 7-1, Tuesday in the Division IV Fairport Harbor District. “We got a lot of respect for Maplewood,” ...

Range of emotions

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STRUTHERS — “The thrill of victory … and the agony of defeat.” That famous quote from ABC’s Wide World of Sports could apply to Tuesday’s Division IV Struthers District semifinal between the McDonald Blue Devils and the Springfield Tigers. You could almost say that McDonald ...

Ridge has several athletes in regional

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — The team of sophomores Pryce Allen and Katelyn Lesko, along with junior Josie Shultz and senior Kaylee Suarez went handoff by handoff, each splitting the 400-meter track at Springfield High School into quarters. Eventually, the Mineral Ridge foursome ran more than a second ...

Relaxed Gray finds discus distance

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — Stay calm and just throw. McDonald throwing coach Mary Domitrovich tells Zach Gray, a senior, that the first attempt inside the throwing circle is hers. “Going everything into your first throw you have to be long and loose,” Gray said. “Coach Mary said it’s her ...

District play at the plate

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STRUTHERS — Niles coach Mike Guarnieri said the Red Dragons and Poland were as evenly matched as any two teams could be prior to their Division II Struthers District semifinal Monday. They proved to be just that in an incredible game at Cene Park. Niles rallied from a six-run deficit to ...

Anderson leaves with strain as A’s hold off Indians, 6-4

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CLEVELAND — Brett Anderson had a quick reaction when the baseball and both pieces of a broken bat came sailing at him in the fifth inning. Get out of the way. Oakland’s left-hander managed to do that, but left the game in the following inning with a cervical strain, and the Athletics ...

Champion holds off LaBrae, 6-4

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NILES — Redemption was on the mind of the Champion Golden Flashes on Monday afternoon in a Division III Niles District semifinal. Champion, the number two ranked team in the state in the district semifinal round last season, was upended by Grand Valley after coming off of a state title run ...

YSU to add new rec field

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University community and the Cafaro Family gathered on Monday to break ground for the new Cafaro Family Field on the north side of campus. The new facility will be located on Elm Street, across from Cafaro House residence hall at YSU. The $2.5 million field ...

Late-inning magic lifts Edgewood past Grand Valley

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NILES — The Edgewood Warriors try to have the classic mentality in baseball that the late legend of the sport Yogi Berra always had. That mentality being the game is not over until it’s over. And that was the case Monday night at Wilder Field. “That’s their identity,” Edgewood ...

Cavs hire former Grizzlies coach JB Bickerstaff

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have given new coach John Beilein a seasoned right-hand man. Former Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff is joining Beilein’s staff as an associate head coach, and potentially as his replacement in a few years. Bickerstaff was a candidate for Cleveland’s opening ...

Three NAC teams heading to D-IV district

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The Division IV Fairport Harbor District baseball tournament plays host to three local schools when Bristol, Maplewood and top-seeded Mathews take the field today in the district semifinals. All four teams involved in the districts are from the Northeastern Athletic Conference with Mathews ...

McDonald, JFK head to Struthers District

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A pair of Trumbull County baseball teams are preparing for their district semifinal matchups today in the Division IV Struthers District at Cene Park. The McDonald Blue Devils are coming off of a 2-1 victory over Southern in a sectional bracket final last Thursday, and are set to play the ...

Kennedy sprinters to regional

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — Chloe Coates checks her phone. It’s her older brother, Jacob, with another reminder. It’s not like the Youngstown State University football player doesn’t know what his freshman sister is going through with the John F. Kennedy track team. He’s been there. The ...

DeFalco goes from Niles to YSU

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Marco DeFalco wasn’t expected to be a starting pitcher during his freshman campaign at Youngstown State, but due to several injuries, DeFalco had to step up this season, and gained valuable pitching experience. “I came in and I was expecting 1 to 2 innings max in games, and a few injuries ...

Champion, LaBrae meet again

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Momentum is a fickle thing in the game of baseball, especially at the high school level, and two teams set to go head-to-head today are ready to test a couple of theories. LaBrae comes into a Division III Niles District semifinal game against Champion playing as well as it has all season. The ...